Medical Advancements & Healthcare System

by Keysa Garcia

Overview

Picture [11].

Different technological advancements are being brought to countries with an increasingly high number of individuals who can’t get the correct treatments due to the lack of advancement in their countries healthcare systems.

Top Tier

When looking at the world and it is entirety, our society tends to label countries. For example, Chinese people are labeled as people who eat dogs or that all Mexican foods are spicy. However, when one thinks of Spain they think of lazy people who take 3 hour siestas in the middle of the day. What people don’t know about Spain is that it is amongst the top five researching and developing countries within the medical technology world [1].

Not only is Spain amongst the top five countries, but it flourishes in other medical aspects besides research and development. For example, agrobiotechnology, the application of biotechnology on to agriculture is ranked third in the world. Another example includes, Spain being the fifth largest exporter of health technology and Spain ranking third in reproductive technology.

Reproductive Technology

As previously mentioned, Spain is very advanced in reproduction technology. One of the largest and most well-known fertility centers, Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI). The Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad is one of the first fertility groups to open up in Europe and all over the world. The institution was founded in 1990, and 65 clinics in 11 different countries; with 35 of the clinics in Spain and 19 in the United States [8].

What most Americans dream of is having a family, and sometimes this isn’t possible. As many American females wish to conceive naturally, many have to turn into in vitro fertilization. In result to this many American fertilization companies rely on any advancements or new techniques that Spain produces. An example of this includes embryo transfers. Medical professionals in the United States transfer embryos by playing a small catheter and releasing the embryo [9]. However, researchers and developers at the IVI have noted higher success rates if this process is down with a guided ultrasound [10]. Findings like these, have lead to merging of Spanish fertilization companies with American Fertilization companies [3].

The embryo transfer process [9].

Pulmonology

When reflecting on the aspects within the Americas influenced by Spain, one can look into the what is taught to students at the high school, collegiate, and graduate level. Michael Servetus (villanueva de Sigena, Aragón, Spain, 29 September 1509 or 1511 – 27 October 1553) was one the first Europeans to describe the functions of the pulmonary circulation [4]. Michael Servetus explains the functions of pulmonary circulation by describing the color of the blood, and the size and location of different ventricles. The functions Michael talks about are all common teachings a student learns in an American classroom setting.

Approximately 35% of deaths that occur in United States are respiratory related, and 75% (a total of 26%) of that is caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) [6]. However, when you compare COPD death rates the 26% of deaths in the United States towers over the 6.9% of deaths in Spain [7].

Spanish-Arabic Medicine

At the starting point of the 7th century till the end of 8th century, an Arabian culture started too spread from the Straits of Gibraltar to Egypt, and leading to the Spain. As the culture migrated through the country, so did the writings of many medical professionals. Many of these writings, were works done by Rhazes.

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Rhazes, was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher. Besides all of these attributes Rhazes is an important figure in the history of medicine [13]. Rhazes was a personal physician while living in Baghdad but his literary works on the differences between measles and smallpox’s traveled through Europe and made its way to medical schools in Cordova, Sevilla, and Toledo. [12]

In addition to Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, a.k.a Rhazes… We are introduced to an Arabic doctor, who practiced medicine in Cordoba. Abul Kasim, migrated to Spain and was the first to be interested dentistry. Abul is also the first too manifest an illustrated literary piece about surgery, within this text he illustrates about many topics including removal of teeth and plaque [14]. These two concepts are top reasons why individuals in today’s society go to the dentist.

Surgery

The Iberian Peninsula was visited by many foreigners who all shared one common trait, that trait was a vast knowledge within the medical and surgical field. The surgical aspects one gets to learn about today or gets to see on Tv stemmed from the megalithic era. WIthin the megalithic era, the first “surgical” procedure was performed, the procedure is what we know as trepanation, the procedure of making a hole in an individual’s skull. Until the Renaissance, Spain did not flourish within the medical and surgical field. As time went by, improvements and advancements were made. However, most advancements were noted by medical breakthroughs, such as anesthesia, and many technological breakthroughs in the 19th century. [15]

However, since the 19th century Spain has not stopped. Spain is currently envied by many countries by their surgical transplant rates. It is noted in the video description, that 27 organs are donated by every million people! This is currently (2015, when the video was posted), twice as much as the Americas. [16] However, I believe that in North America this rate is not as high as Spain’s due to the eating habits and lifestyle Americans, most organs are not eligible for transplants.

Transplant Surgery in Spain envied by others. [16]

Healthcare System

When looking more in depth about the Healthcare System of Spain, various sources mentioned how Spain started implementing electronic health records (EMR) during the past decade. However, as a current healthcare assistant and healthcare system trainer at the University of Miami, I am always reminded that our system is “faulty” because it’s only 3 years old. My provider states that for every patient within our system there should be four sets of eyes, as he also mentions on he misses writing a patient’s prescription on a tiny piece of paper.

Nonetheless, Spain has introduced their electronic health records (EMR) within two decades. According to MIT technology review, by the year 2010 more than 95% of Primary Care Physicians were using the EMR and also placing more than 250 million prescriptions. [5]

Videos

Antonia Goggans testimonial about dealing with the Spanish healthcare and comparing it to the United States [2].

Source

[1] Article Post – Medical Research and Development in Spain

[2] Youtube Video – Antonia Goggans Testimonial

[3] Article Post – Merging of Spanish and American Fertilization companies

[4] Article Post – History on Michael Servetus

[5] Article Post – Emergency Medical Records Statistics

[6] Research Article – COPD Background and Statistics

[7] Article Post – COPD Spain Death Rates

[8] Webpage – IVI Locations and Facts

[9] Youtube Video – Visual representation of Embryo Transfer

[10] Article Post – Ultrasound increases Embryo Transfer success rate

[11] Picture – Clipart

[12] Article Post – A History of Surgery

[13] Webpage Info – Wikipedia

[14] Webpage – History of Medicine

[15] Article Post – History of Surgery

[16] Youtube Video – Transplant Surgery in Spain

Study Abroad Info Session March 2019

THE WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW
OF FIU HONORS EUROPE STUDY ABROAD
WITH PROFESSOR JOHN WILLIAM BAILLY
March 19, 2019 AT 3:30 PM IN RB 120 – 3 HONORS POINTS

Join Professor Bailly for an introduction to the France, Italy, & Spain study abroad programs of the FIU Honors College. Meet students that have completed the programs and have all your questions answered. Whether you are going to Europe in Summer 2020 or considering 2021 or 2022, this session will be helpful.

Check out #fiuhonorsabroad2018 on Instagram for photos from Espana, France, & Italia

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PROGRAM

Espana Study Abroad
France Study Abroad
Italia Study Abroad

 

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  18 March 2019
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Study Abroad Scholarships

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FIU Honors Italia 2018 in Pisa, Italy © JW Bailly (CC by 4.0)

There is a new FIU Honors College Scholarship. 🤪$4,000.00😍

Learn about that scholarship and others here: https://johnwbailly.com/lectures/traveladvice/scholarships/

See more photos from Espana 2018, France 2018, and Italia 2018.

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  10 February 2019
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FIU Panther Alumni Week (PAW)

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Aesthetics & Values (A&V) 2018 at Locust Projects (Photo by JW Bailly CC by 4.0)

Connecting Students with Alumni

Panther Alumni Week (PAW) connects students with alumni through class presentations, industry panels and networking events. PAW promotes the building of relationships, which leads to networking, internships, mentoring and career opportunities.

We’re proud to celebrate the sixth anniversary of PAW! With your involvement, we can make PAW bigger and better than ever.

Each year, we invite alumni to campus to engage with our students on campus by offering real world insight and valuable career advice.

PAW is scheduled for the week of February 4-8, 2019 and will take place on campus and online.”

(https://paw.fiu.edu)

Please join Professor John William Bailly and FIU Honors students currently enrolled in Poetry Art Community (PAC), Art Society Conflict (ASC), and the Honors Italy, Spain, France 2019 programs for a PAW potluck to share stories from previous trips and years, along with giving advice to future students.

All FIU Honors College graduates are invited to come back to campus and speak to the students. If you are an alumni of either Poetry Art Community, Art Society Conflict (previously known as Aesthetics & Values (A&V)), or the Honors Italy, Spain, France courses, please email Professor Bailly in order to confirm your attendance.

If you have not graduated but have completed any of the courses or the three study abroad programs, please feel free to join us. Professor Bailly can’t register you as an official PAW guest with FIU, but we’d love to have you come and share stories, advice, and eat with us.

SCHEDULE

Art Society Conflict (ASC): Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 2:30pm in SIPA 220
PAW Speakers: Melissa Marie Garcia, Stephanie Villavicencio, Jonah Wichterich, Johayra Witter

Honors España, Italia, and France: Friday, February 8th, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in SASC 352
PAW Speakers: Gianmarco Agostinone, Natalie Brunelle, Tolga Erbora, Isabella Marie Garcia, Nicole Hernandez, Viktoriya Justiz, Anthony Padura, Jonathan Urra, Stephanie Villavicencio, Athena Watkins, Jonah Wichterich

If you realize at the last minute that you can join us, please do.

 

 

 

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda  & John William Bailly 05 February 2019
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Class Calendars March & April 2018

The following outlines the remaining class activities for Professor Bailly’s FIU Honors College Spring 2018 classes.

THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 2018
Espana: Goya
France: WW 2 Discussion
Italia: Machiavelli Discussion

FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 2018
PAC at 10:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
A&V at 14:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH, 2018
15:30 in RB 120: Bailly Honors Hour on Espana, France, & Italy study abroad (3 Honors points)

France: Art, War, & Human Rights
Italy: Grand Tour Redux
Spain: Miami, Espana: Ida Y Vuelta

THURSDAY 29 MARCH, 2018
Espana at 10:00: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
Italia at 13:00: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate
France at 15:30: Hike to Tequesta Burial Mound at Deering Estate

FRIDAY 30 MARCH, 2018
PAC: Work on Margulies poems
A&V: Final A&V exhibition meeting

TUESDAY 03 APRIL
FIU HONORS COLLEGE 2019 STUDY ABROAD REGISTRATION OPENS.

TUESDAY 03 APRIL
10:00: Deering Estate Clean-up to Chicken Key

THURSDAY 05 APRIL
Espana: Ida Presentations
Italia: Italia America Presentations
France: Declaration Presentations

FRIDAY 06 APRIL, 2018
PAC and A&V at 19:00: Poetic Palate at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
3 extra-credit points for Espana, France, & Italia students

WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL, 2018
15:00 – 15:30: Coffee with the Consul for France students and alumni
15:30: Lecture by Clément Leclerc, Consul général de France (4 points)

THURSDAY 12 APRIL, 2018
Espana: Ida Presentations
Italia: Italia America Presentations
France: Declaration Presentations

FRIDAY 13 APRIL, 2018
PAC at 10:30: HistoryMiami
A&V at 14:30: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

THURSDAY 19 APRIL, 2018
Cuban Museum

FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 2018
PAC: Work on Vizcaya Poems
A&V: Installation

SATURDAY 21 APRIL, 2018
Aesthetics & Values Reception (2 Honors points)
3 extra-credit points for PAC, Espana, France, & Italia students

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL, 2018
PAC students reading at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3 extra-credit points for PAC, Espana, France, & Italia students
WEDNESDAY 09 MAY, 2018
Italia: Colosseum!!!!!

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Jeanine Shraim of FIU is “entertained” in Rome’s Colosseum. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda &  John William Bailly 21 March 2018
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2018 Study Abroad Registration

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LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR EUROPE STUDY ABROAD.

Join us for the last Europe Study Abroad info session before registration closes for Summer 2018. Professor John William Bailly will provide information on Spain, France, & Italy. After a brief overview of each program, he and program alumni will be available for a question and answer session.

Students are also welcome to “shop” the programs by visiting on the first day of classes. Questions to bailly.john@gmail.com Find out more about our programs here:

https://johnwbailly.com/studyabroad/

Tuesday 09 January at 03:30 in DM 233, Honors Conference
France, Italy, & Spain Q & A

Thursday 11 January at 09:30 in GC 271B
Spain class & info session

Thursday 11 January at 12:30 in DM 233, Honors Conference
Italy class & info session

Thursday 11 January at 03:30 in DM 233, Honors Conference
France class & info session

FIU Honors College Study Abroad

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FIU Spain 2016 in Toledo (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

In an effort to make study abroad programs more accessible to students, the FIU Honors College has recently changed its policy regarding administrative fees.  In the past, students had to pay a $250 fee per program, now, the Honors College will wave that fee for any student taking two programs in one summer.

For example, if a student is participating in Spain in June 2018 and France in July 2018, that student will only be required to pay one fee of $250. Previously, the student would have had to pay $500.

Another cost-saving advantage of completing two programs in one summer is that the student will only need to purchase one plane ticket to Europe.

Lastly—and this is especially important for out-of-state and international students—one little-known advantage of FIU study abroad is that all students pay in state tuition, which makes studying abroad a more affordable option for certain students.

For more information on the FIU Honors College programs, please contact Luli Szeinblum, FIU Honors College Coordinator of Study Abroad, at 305.348.4100

Check out Bailly’s study abroad programs

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France

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Italy

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Spain

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Yina Cabrera of FIU Honors College in Segovia, Spain. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

FIU Students in France

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FIU France 2017 in the Foret de Fontainebleau. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

PANEL DISCUSSION: “FIU STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE IN FRANCE: WHAT THEY LEARNED”

Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at FIU
Tuesday, 31 October, 2017, 14:00-16:00
Florida International University, GL 220
Free and open to the public

What do FIU students do in France? How long are they there for? How do they get there? Is French food really that good? This panel discussion will focus on FIU students experiences in France. The students speak about their perception prior to the trip and the reality they encountered while in France. The students visited Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Normandy, and the Alps.

Students Leo Carbajo and Natalie Brunelle of the FIU Honors College‘s program “France Study Abroad: Art, War, & Human Rights” will share their personal experiences. Laura Boudon, Director of the FIU Office of Study Abroad and John William Bailly, Professor of “Art, War, and Human Rights” will also present.

Guest of Honor: Hon. Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France in Miami

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
John William Bailly & Stephanie Sepúlveda 30 October 2017
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FIU 2018 Study Abroad

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Brianna Rawls and Lauren Lopez of FIU hike in Segovia. (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY OF FRANCE, ITALY, & SPAIN STUDY ABROAD

THURSDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2017
03:30 – 04:45
SIPA 125

Professor John William Bailly‘s Florida International University study abroad programs merge education and adventure. Engage the history and culture of France, Italy, or Spain in a unique, immerisve, and experiential manner.

These FIU Office of Study Abroad programs will see you hike in the Alps while retracing the steps of the French Resistance. Bike Rome’s greatest road, the Appia Antica. Wander the medieval streets of Toledo. Markets, towers, museums – a class without a classroom.

All FIU Honors College students are encouraged to attend.

Check out the program galleries
France Study Abroad Info & Gallery
Italy Study Abroad Info and Gallery
Spain Study Abroad Info & Gallery

Cost and registration details are on the FIU Honors College website.